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Bound by Ralph Partridge, an amateur bookbinding enthusiast and important figure in the Bloomsbury Group. In quarter crushed morocco, with hand-printed paper. He worked for Virginia and Leonard Woolf. He was first married to the English painter Dora Carrington with whom he had a menage a trois with Lytton Strachey. Partridge was the unrequited love of Strachey for many years. Whilst married to Carrington, Partridge fell in love with Frances Marshall. He married her in 1894. In a letter to Partridge from Virginia Woolf dated 29 June 1925 she asks him to 'send me a list of your terms for binding books'. From the library of David Garnett, with his inscription to the recto of front free endpaper. David Garnett was known as 'Bunny' to his friends. He gained literary recognition with his novel 'Lady into a Fox' which was awarded the 1922 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He founded the Nonesuch Press with Francis Meynell. Written by Stendhal, a 19th century French author. 'Stendhal' was the pen name of Marie-Henri Beyle. He is regarded as one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism. This romance novel was initially published anonymously, and was Stendhal's first novel.
In a quarter morocco binding, with paper covered boards. Externally, very smart, with just some minor bumping to the tail of the spine. Light rubbing to the paper covered boards. Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'David Garnett, Hilton Hall, Huntingdon'. His inscription to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright. Scattered spotting to the first and last few pages. Otherwise, just the occasional light spots to pages.
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